In Flanders Fields, the poppies grow… And so the memorable story goes. Remembrance Day is a time for respect. It is a time to remember those who fought and died in the line of duty. Canada was not always such a free and peaceful country; but now, we get to live in harmony with one another. This Remembrance Day, there are a number of ceremonies that you can attend throughout White Rock and South Surrey.
White Rock Remembrance Day Ceremony
In White Rock, there will be a ceremony at 10:00 AM. The parade starts at White Rock Elementary School and ends at the White Rock Cenotaph. Laying of the wreaths will commence at 11:00. There will also be a flyover at this time. This service also includes hot-dogs from the Salvation Army, or other refreshments and entertainment at the White Rock Legion. The Legion is a community service organization which seeks to serve veterans and promote Remembrance. Founded by veterans and for veterans, this is a great place to stop by this Remembrance Day to authentically support those who have sacrificed for our country.
The Remembrance Day Ceremony in Cloverdale
If you’re in the Cloverdale area, a Remembrance Day ceremony is being held at the cenotaph in the plaza. This is located between the Surrey Archives Building and the Surrey Museum. Running from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM on November 11th, this ceremony will be attended by RCMP officers, veterans, cadets, and the general public. Also included is a march to the cenotaph, followed by a service and the traditional moment of silence at 11:00 AM. Finally, the Surrey Museum will be offering activities for children, such as arts and crafts, documentary viewings, and hot chocolate and cookies.
In addition to ceremonies, you can also check out the Surrey Museum. Here, learn about how World War I and World War II impacted life throughout BC. A visual presentation is also included by Sylvia Crooks, a local author. With its “vibrant, interactive, and ever- changing” exhibits, this “venue for wonder” is perfect for the family this Remembrance Day.
Above all, paying respect to those who gave us our freedom is of immense value. We hope that this list of activities inspires you to get out there!